The Hong Kong Journal of Sports Medicine and Sports

Volume XII, May 2001

Relationship of teacher task presentation and student learning performance in basketball

Ha Sau-Ching, Amy
Department of Sport Science and Physical Education
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between teacher's task presentation and student's learning in basketball. Eight secondary physical education teachers and two hundred students were recruited for this study. Teachers were asked to teach basketball dribbling and shooting over eight lessons as part of their normal curriculum. The Qualitative Measure of Teaching Performance Scale (QMTPS) was used to observe and analysis the data. The QMTPS instrument focuses primarily on variables that are related to four major constructs: type of task (inform, refine, extend, repeat, and apply); task presentation (clarity, demonstration, number of cues, accuracy of cues, and qualitative cues), student response appropriate to task focus, and specific congruent feedback. Students were pre- and post-tested on the shoot and dribble techniques using the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation basketball tests. The relationship between the QMTPS total score and student achievement was significant for the dribble and the shoot techniques. To elaborate on these findings, further studies focusing on the investigation of qualitative teaching and student achievement with different type of unit, time allocation, and student's level of skills are recommended. (HKJSMSS 2001;12:52-63)

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